Compact CMOS linear image sensors

Paul Boughton

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces two new compact CMOS linear image sensors, the S11106-10 and S11107-10. They are designed for applications such as position detection, object measurement, rotary encoders and image reading, among others. They have been designed for mass production and to offer maximum performance versus cost.

The compact, resin sealed, surface mount package is only 2.4 x 9.1 x 1.6mm in size. The S11106-10 offers an array of 128 pixels measuring 63.5 x 63.5µm and the S11107-10 offers a 64 pixel array, with each pixel measuring 127 x 127µm.

They each boast a high-speed data rate of 10MHz, with low current consumption and simultaneous charge integration, in addition to a built-in timing generator allowing for simple start and clock pulse inputs for operation. The S11106-10 operates off a single 3V power supply, and the S11107-10 off a 5 V supply.